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Fixing a Kenwood KD 491F turntable

I just received a Kenwood KD 491F turntable- while moving it- the turntables fell out and the belt came loose- I have NO idea how the belt is supposed to go back on- I'm also having trouble with the Audio playing through a Stereo- the sound is very low- any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: fixing a Kenwood KD 491F turntable

The reason why the audio is low, is that todays receivers do not have a phono input, and these types of inputs are differant then the ones of today. You will need whats called a phono preamp, and one should still be available from Radio shack. Or you can go here to find out more about them: To reseat the belt, take off the rubber mat on the turntabe disc. Install the belt around the inside ridge, there should be a couple of holes on the platter disc. Install the patter back onto the center spindle. Turn the platter around till you see the motor pully through one of the holes in the platter. Take the belt that is around the turntable platter, and pull it over to the motor pulley. Good Luck

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Re: fixing a Kenwood KD 491F turntable

Remove Platter! Wrap Belt Around The Round Lip @ 1/4" Wide! Put Platter Back On And By Using The Platter Holes Stretch Belt Around The White Motor Post Pulley On The Left Side! :o)

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The belt normally wraps around the bottom of the metal platter. Put the platter back on the turntable, and you'll see holes on opposite sides of the patter. Just pinch the belt out a little, and wrap around the motor shaft - should be a brass shaft assembly.

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